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Re: Kernel Modules in Fedora -x

On Fri, 3 Aug 2007 16:23:36 -0400
Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:

> On Fri, 3 Aug 2007 15:09:13 -0500
> Josh Boyer <jwboyer jdub homelinux org> wrote:
> > I'm not particularly in favor of a timeout either.
> Well, what about a timeout once it starts failing to compile?  Or a
> timeout once the maintainer is no longer interested in maintaining it
> (orphan a part of the kernel...)

There is a difference in having an arbitrary timeout because something
didn't get upstreamed and having a module be orphaned.  If the
maintainer is still fighting to get it upstream and it hasn't happened
yet, I see no reason to arbitrarily tell them "too bad, you didn't meet
the timeout."

However, the more I think about this the more I'm of the opinion that
they have no place in kmods or in the kernel proper.  Maybe pointing
people to DKMS is a sufficient solution.  If users want these modules
that bad, they'll be willing to install the toolchain to build them.
Dunno, haven't really decided yet.


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